Finding Career Information

Would you like to find out about a particular career but don’t know where to begin?   Use the library’s online guide, Career Overviews, as a starting point for your research.  This guide provides a wealth of links to reliable sources.  You will also find helpful search tips for finding information on a particular career.  Here is just a sampling of resource links available from the guide:

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook  (web site) An excellent place to start for a comprehensive overview of an occupation. Each occupation listed includes information on: Nature of the Work; Working Conditions; Employment; Training; Other Qualifications; Advancement; Job Outlook; Earnings; Related Occupations; and Sources of Additional Information.

  • Virginia Career View (web site)  Profile information on specific careers includes: job overview and description; related occupations, nature of the work; working conditions; special requirements; earnings and benefits; employment projections; career advancement; additional resources; internships; Virginia businesses; and career video clips.

  • Academic OneFile (library database) Covers a multitude of disciplines and subjects including information on specific careers.  Use your My JSRCC Login for off-campus access.

  • Best Jobs for the 21st Century (electronic book) To access off-campus, create your own NetLibrary account on a campus computer first.

  • Big Book of Jobs (book) 

  • Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance (book)

To access this guide from the library’s home page, click on Subject Guides under Research Help, next click on Career Development, then click on Career Overviews.

For more information on using this guide or assistance in finding biographical information on a particular career, please contact the Reference Desk.

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